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West Steak and Seafood

4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
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Ranked #4 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cannon/Avenida Encinias
Description: Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Seriously, I've eaten in a ton of the best steak places all over the world and there are none that win a head to head contest with West. The accompanying sides were excellent too but the meat was great. If I had to criticize for anything, I might suggest lightening up on the seasoning just because the meat quality is... More

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vancouver, BC
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158 reviews 158 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a very tasty meal next door at the West Bistro last night so we thought we try out West Steakhouse for their Sunday Prime Rib night for $38 pp. It included a choice of either corn chowder or a garden salad. My son and I each opted for the corn chowder which was divine. There were lots of... More

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great restaurant. Contemporary atmosphere. Friendly welcoming staff. The food is amazing with plenty of choice. Great wine list. Overall a truly great restaurant.

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were in Carlsbad for the weekend and didn't know of a good place to have dinner. My boys and I wanted to have a nice dinner for Father's Day. Found West Steak and Seafood on Tripadvisor app. I was able to make reservations on the site. 2 adults 2 kids 6 & 9. It's really not a kid friendly... More

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had reservations and were sat promptly. I had my mind set on some sort of seafood but as we entered the dining area the smell of steak was amazing! Our waiter was very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. I ordered the grass fed free range filet mignon. Gezz, it was crisp on the outside but juicy and tender on the... More

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Carlsbad, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants to eat at in Carlsbad. The staff is always friendly and expertly informed on daily menu changes. But the food, the food is absolutely fantastic. You cannot go wrong eating anything off the menu here...thought I do highly recommend the bone in Ribeye. They aren't small portions though...so bring your appetite!

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Julie Forester
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great Steakhouse tucked away. We prefer to sit in the Bar and eat dinner but the dining room is also nice. Great appetizers and food. My favorite is the scallops appetizer! This is a great local spot and has a great vibe. Want a good steak? This is your place.

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Columbus, Oh
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our service dog in training was welcomed here with us and we had the happiest of Happy Hours. We ordered the Wedge Salad with Sirloin tips and Calamari. Both form the Happy Hour menu. Excellent! The drink options were plentiful as well! Will return as soon as possible for dinner!

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San Diego, California, Usa
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Considering the location just off the 5 freeway and beside a gas station and connected to a motel I was very surprised to enter an elegant yet relaxed dining room. The service was excellent without being overbearing. The menu (and prices) were fairly typical for a steakhouse with a few pleasant surprise, like the Mac and cheese and creamed corn... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a classy steakhouse in a league with Morton's and Flemings. Welcoming, comfortable and a good menu and very good wine list but certainly not economical. We were eight people for dinner around 7pm and were seated at a round table, much better with so many people. All our dishes were enjoyed. Our selections included filet mignon, porterhouse and... More

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